As these things tend to happen, life got in the way this past week. On Monday, our youngest found an apartment within walking distance of his new college, Thursday signed the lease, and by Friday morning was all packed and ready to go. There was a lot to accomplish, as his apartment is not furnished, so I’ve been the proverbial chicken.
It is very strange to have only my husband and I rattling about the house. When we rented this place, it seemed over the top to have three bedrooms. As it turned out, we had both sons move in temporarily, so it worked out. Our older son moved last January to go to school, although he has come home pretty regularly. I know that his brother, the dogs, and the free washer and dryer, explained a lot of that visiting. Now his younger brother will be living half a mile away from him–and has a free washer and dryer–so I know visits will diminish. And before someone gently points out the following truth, I do know that it is a good thing that they are moving away and making their own lives. I am proud of them, I’m happy for them, I’m pleased to get the office I thought I was going to get two and a half years ago, but it is so strange not to have any of the kids around after 23 years.
On the writing front, I was very happy to find another piece of my old writing life return to me. Last Thursday, Barry Koostachin sent me a link to a youtube music video “to jog my muse,” and I am very pleased to report that it worked–after years of no longer finding music inspiring, and feeling jealous of the writer friends who were making playlists and the like. I’ve put the link at the bottom of the post, so you can enjoy it as well.
On to the check-in: I am continuing to meet the increased word count, faltering some days, but making it up the next. I have also worked on another blog post a week, beyond WIPpet and ROW80 check-ins. I think I may publish one by the end of this week.
So, how are all of you doing? Also, help your fellow participants with some encouragement. You can find them here.
Here is the music that prodded my muse into action. Enjoy!